The humble beet may not be high on the “favorite vegetable list,” but this beautiful root vegetable has such wonderful healing properties, if word gets out, it may become a favorite after all. People affectionately claim that beets taste like “dirt.” But no worries because beets lend themselves to delicious recipes and juices. When you find out what beets can do for your health, you are likely to find some ways to make beets are regular part of your life, and you will probably end up enjoying them as well!
Beets contain numerous vitamins and minerals that are critical to good health.
Nutrients in Beets
- Vitamin C
Beets contain a significant amount of fiber, making them a good choice for constipation.
High Blood Pressure
Beet juice has been found to be helpful in reducing high blood pressure, naturally.
Consuming beets (especially with aloe and blackstrap molasses) has healed many women of ovarian cysts. It may be the hormone balancing property of beets along with its detox effects that have helped many women with cysts or other fertility issues.
A Pubmed study found promise in using beets to protect the liver.1 Herbalist recommended beets for detoxifying the liver. Beets are reputed to remove heavy metals from the body.
Beet Root Juice and Cancer
A Pubmed study found that consumption of beet root juice was protective against toxicity of a certain cancer drug.2
Beets are sometimes used as part of natural cancer protocols. They are considered to be antioxidant in nature.
The Mini-Beet Protocol uses beets, asparagus, cinnamon, apples and carrots to bring healing to a variety of heath problems, including fungus, heavy metal poisoning, fluoride poisoning, cellulite, etc.
The bright red color beet can give your urine or stool a pink color. This is not a cause for alarm. We know many people who have rushed to their doctor because they thought they had blood in their stools. Wise doctors always immediately ask: “Have you been eating beets?”
Because beets are a blood purifier, beets taken in a concentrated amount can cause a detox reaction, especially when the beet is juiced and the juice consumed. For this reason, if you are juicing beets, start with a small amount (no more than 1 small beet, juiced) and increase the amount you juice slowly.
Have you tried beets for your health? We would love to hear from you!